Especially if the kids in the house!
It is necessary to know. Method, able to save lives. Different objects stuck in the throat of people a lot more often than You can imagine: food, bone or anything else can get stuck in the respiratory tract and thereby slowly strangle the man.
How to use very simple techniques can save lives when something stuck in my throat:
1. Evaluate how blocked the Airways
A partial blockage. If the victim makes sounds or coughing, is very good. This means that his airway is not completely blocked. Cough — a protective reaction of the body seeks to get rid of remnants of food or other objects stuck in the throat, passes Rus.Media.
Have the patient continue to cough until, until You see the stuck object, and then pull it back with thumb and index finger. Even if the object completely blocks the airway, it is necessary to be alert that it does not shut down at all. If the victim is a child under one year of age, remember that when he cries and coughs, it’s a good sign.
Complete blockage. The victim does not emit any sounds, but is conscious. He can’t even cough because the object completely blocks his airway. In this case, it is necessary to resort to the Heimlich maneuver.
2. The Heimlich maneuver (for adults and children older than one year)
Remember, the Heimlich maneuver should only be used if victim more than a year and he can’t cough, speak, cry and, consequently, to breathe. If he doesn’t assist, he will lose consciousness. In such a situation it is very important to act quickly while maintaining peace. The Heimlich maneuver is simple:
Stand behind the victim, if You are right handed — a little to the left if a Lefty — a little to the right. Take it firmly under the chest and slightly tilt forward, so stuck in the throat the object is moved to the outside and not deeper inside. Gently but firmly strike the victim between the shoulder blades the upper part of the wrist. Check out the object outward. If not, hit them again, and so on until five times. If from shock there is no result and the victim is still not breathing, close your hand into a fist and place it between the navel and ribs. His other hand lay on top and press several times until the stuck object is not come out.
Please note that this technique cannot be done with pregnant women, children under one year and people with excess weight. If the object still obstructs breathing, call an ambulance!!! Do not leave the victim alone, and the arrival of doctors continue to use the Heimlich maneuver.
3. Children under one year of age
If the child is not coughing and does not cry, put his mouth down along your forearm or thigh so that the head was something to lean on. Gently hit him five times on the back top part of the wrist. Then carefully examine the child’s mouth and remove object if You see it there.
In any case, do not try to get the stuck object with his fingers in the baby’s mouth, so that You can push it deeper and thus only worsen the situation. If that fails, put the baby on back and gently hit five times on his chest. After each attempt, check whether the jammed object out.
As you can see, this technique is not difficult, you just have to be calm and confident. The Heimlich maneuver helps in most cases, and it is necessary always to remember it, to be able to save a life.